Monday, 10 February 2014

Princess Disgrace is here!


...I have just received first copies of ‘Princess Disgrace’, the fabulously written book, by Lou Kuenzler, which I was fortunately chosen to illustrate. Its published by the wonderful Scholastic and available to pre-order on Amazon here.

"Princess Grace is anything but graceful. Her clumsiness gets her in all sorts of trouble. But now Grace is starting at Tall Towers Princess School - she can learn to be a proper princess at last! At her new school she must make new friends and learn the rules. Most importantly, she must pass her first test: she must learn to train her unicorn."

It was great fun to illustrate and I cannot wait to start the second book...who knows what Grace will get up to in her second year at Tall Towers...?

‘The Black and White Club’ gets nominated for The Portsmouth Book Award!

One of my favourite books to illustrate last year was ‘The Black and White Club’, written by Alice Hemming. I am now extremely happy to hear that it has been nominated for The Portsmouth Book Award, 2014. 

The Portsmouth School Library Service had been looking at suitable books throughout 2013 and out of 80 books, and much debate and discussion, a shortlist of four books was agreed, with ‘The Black and White Club’ being one of them!
The 4 final books will be judged by school children from 29 Portsmouth Schools, thats almost 2000 Year 1 pupils!

Fingers crossed theyre animal lovers!

Alice Hemming has also been visiting schools and book shops recently, inspiring new young authors...’-and-children’s-bookshop/

The Black and White Club can be bought here...

Two Stubborn Pirates and The Sheffield Children's Book Award

Great news today... ‘The Two Stubborn Pirates’, written by Oakley Graham and illustrated by myself, is up for consideration for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award. Its great to even be considered!

The local Sheffield library service is asking local residents/readers to help to select the 2014 shortlist for the award.

The link to vote is here:

And you can keep up to date with Top That Publishing here: